noun, plural nau·ma·chi·ae [naw-mey-kee-ee] /nɔˈmeɪ kiˌi/, nau·ma·chi·as.
Origin of naumachia
Examples from the Web for naumachia
After the Naumachia, the moon rose, and the Chinese lanterns were lighted.Social England under the Regency, Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Ashton.
The main street itself was in many parts filled completely, and around the Naumachia Augusta great heaps were piled up.Quo Vadis|Henryk Sienkiewicz
In a naumachia given by Nero, there were sea-monsters swimming about in the artificial lake.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries|Edward Rowland
Sometimes the vast arena was flooded with water, and naumachia or sea-fights were exhibited.Valeria|William Henry Withrow
Another form of the spectacle for the entertainment of the Roman public was the naumachia, or naval battle.The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman